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I have had it with that truck, it has left me in parking lots once too many times.

I change the switch on the back of the clutch (forgot what it was called) and now I am having the same problem.

Problem is:
Push in the clutch, turn the key and NOTHING, nadda, zilch, zero.
It has good amps, new switch, tried a jumper from the starter plug by the firewall to the + post and nothing.

Off to the dealershi* we go.

Unless someone has any ideas
 

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have you checked any of your grounds? are you battery cables tight? you could also have a short in you wire. might try getting a meter and try testing the wire for bad connections. i had a friend that installed his saftey switch wrong. the clutch petal was stroking too far and smashing the inside of the switch but that was on a diffrent brand of truck. anyway that's my $.2
 

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The starters are notorious for having the contacts go bad and it will do just what you describe.
 

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Thanks for the ideas, I called to get a new starter and like to fell out of my chair when one told me 786.00 and the other said 864.00 FOR A STARTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have got to be sh**ing me was my response.

Orielly has one for 150.99, lifetime warranty, should I go with Orielly if it isn't a bad connection, or ground?

I have my reserves about that dag gum switch I replaced, when the mech put it on, it did the same thing 2 hours later, he said I could have gotten a bad switch, can't return an electrical part now days, so if that is the prob that is another 88.00 bucks on that rascal.

What about low voltage? Someone asked me if my volt meter showed lower then 8 Amps. it stays at 12-14 on the gauge so I don't think that is the prob
 

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My toyota pickup used to do this same exact thing. It ended up being a bad battery connection. Have someone wiggle wires while you hold the key in the start possition. Kinda hokey, but thats how I figured mine out. Good luck!!
 

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Cables are tight. that was the first thing I checked. second was the fuses and relays.
 

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do your interior lights and all that stuff come on? Pretty much you are having a problem with the nuetral safety switch correct?
 

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Everything comes on nice an bright, if it is that dag gum switch again, I am going to be mad, I just changed it less then 30 days ago. It was bad, the springs where broken in the slide.
 

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The clutch lockout switch can be bypassed, just don't forget to push in the clutch when you crank it.

The Dodge is infanmous for bad contacts in the starter solenoid. The replacemtn aprts cost about $40 and it is an easy fix. I'd suspect that over a bad safety switch.

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My 06 does that if I push the clutch all the way to the floor. Turn the key, nothing. Let the clutch come off the floor a little bit, while turning the key, you'll find the sweet spot where it'll start. At least, that worked for me. I just don't try to shove the clutch pedal into the intercooler anymore.

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OK I got brave, I used a jumper wire from the positive post the the plug for the starter and it cranked.

How do you bypass the switch PLEASE do tell!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Just remove the green connection down at the clutch pedals and jumper a paper clip in the contacts and see if it works or not but make sure the clutch is in or the trans is in neutral.
 

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Pro99 Tried that it doesn't work BUT next to the firewall I disconnected it there and jumped it off the + post and it worked
 

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Then if your doing on the right connector then its not you clutch pedals then.
What year truck is this? Are you talking about the pink or light brown wire to the starter solenoid that your taking to the + side of the battery?
 

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06 5.9 and it is the yellow wire at the gray connector that goes from the fuse panel down to the starter pinned to the conduit next to the fire wall
 
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If you turn the key and hear a click outside. . .

Might I suggest you whack the starter with a hammer? If you are convinced your contacts are good, then it's either the solonoid or the starter. Us old PPPPFFFTTTTTS been doing that for years. The whack loosens stuck brushes or the solonoid plunger. If you go through deep water allot, it's probably that.

You can jump out the clutch switch as suggested. Just make sure you are out of gear when starting it.

And you need to check continuity as also mentioned.
 

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If you turn the key and hear a click outside. . .

Might I suggest you whack the starter with a hammer? If you are convinced your contacts are good, then it's either the solonoid or the starter. Us old PPPPFFFTTTTTS been doing that for years. The whack loosens stuck brushes or the solonoid plunger. If you go through deep water allot, it's probably that.

You can jump out the clutch switch as suggested. Just make sure you are out of gear when starting it.

And you need to check continuity as also mentioned.

He already done that by jumping the solenoid wire to the battery so it fine it's before that and after the clutch pedals. I hate to ask the a dumb one but did you try to check codes?
 

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yes no codes.
 

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If you turn the key and hear a click outside. . .

Might I suggest you whack the starter with a hammer? If you are convinced your contacts are good, then it's either the solonoid or the starter. Us old PPPPFFFTTTTTS been doing that for years. The whack loosens stuck brushes or the solonoid plunger. If you go through deep water allot, it's probably that.

You can jump out the clutch switch as suggested. Just make sure you are out of gear when starting it.

And you need to check continuity as also mentioned.

OMG would I LOVE to take a whack at it LOL
 
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